Fanatical as Star Wars fans may be, they haven't reserved all the Collector's Edition copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic yet. To woo a few new customers, BioWare has released an unboxing video that previews the CE's contents.
There are actually three editions of The Old Republic available for pre-order. Each come with 30 days of free game time; you'll have to pay for a subscription after that. Reserving the $59.99 standard edition will earn you early access to the game as well as a Color Stone. The Color Stone is an in-game item that lets you change the color of your Lightsaber blade or Blaster shots.
The next step up from the standard edition is the $79.99 digital deluxe edition, which has the Color Stone and Early Game Access in addition to these extras:
Flare Gun. The Flare Gun is a small cosmetic device that allows you to fire a particle flare high into the sky above your character’s head.
Training Droid. A small but advanced piece of machinery, the Training Droid will hover by your side as you explore the galaxy. The Training Droid will also serve you in combat, marking your target with a particle effect that clearly identifies them as an enemy.
HoloDancer. The HoloDancer allows you to take the party with you in your travels and can be deployed at almost any time by activating the HoloDancer and targeting the ground near your character.
HoloCam. The HoloCam lets your character take high-resolution images of the countless wonders that they will discover on their journey across the galaxy.
STAP. The STAP, or Single Trooper Aerial Platform, is a custom-skinned vehicle that you will be able to acquire at no cost to you. The vehicle itself will become available once your character gains the ability to pilot vehicles.
The true Star Wars fanboy, though, will spring for the $149.99 collector's edition. It includes everything in the digital deluxe edition, as well as the following virtual and "real" items:
Mouse Droid. This mouse droid, custom-skinned for Collector’s Edition owners, serves as a faithful pet that will follow you as you make your way across the galaxy.
Collector’s Edition Store. At launch the Collector’s Edition Store will be available to those who have the Collector’s Edition of The Old Republic, and will feature items found nowhere else in the game! The Collector’s Edition will be stocked with exclusive social items for yourself, and unique appearances for your companion. The store will also have regular updates to give players incentive to keep coming back.
30 Days Game Time
Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
Game disks collectible metal case
The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural as annotated by Satele Shan
The Old Republic galaxy map
Custom Security Authentication Key
Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
High-quality Collector's Edition box
The Old Republic will launch worldwide on December 20th.